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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) vs GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) has a core clock frequency of 650 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 970 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 65 nm design. It is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, which has core speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 135 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (80%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should theoretically be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 62080 MB/sec
Difference: 23936 (39%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is quite a bit (more or less 61%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92). (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 41600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25216 (61%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be a lot (about 221%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92), and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 10400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23008 (221%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92)

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Dec 2007 May 2018
Code Name G92 GP107
Memory 512 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 1392 MHz
Memory Speed 1940 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 135 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 62080 MB/sec 86016 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41600 Mtexels/sec 66816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 33408 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 768
Texture Mapping Units 64 48
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 96-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92)

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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